Creating Healthy Places in Suffolk County is a community project that is a part of a state wide initiative funded to the Family Health and Wellness Program area of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County by the New York State Department of Health. Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work and Play contractors across the state are working to prevent obesity and type 2 diabetes by making it easier to access healthier food choices and increase physical activity. In Suffolk County we are creating policy, systems and environmental changes in collaborating towns of our target communities where physical activity and healthy food is not commonplace or easy to access.
Thank you for your interest in making Suffolk County a healthier place to live, work and play. The programs, projects and partners have been working for over a year of our five year contract with the NYS Department of Health with several strategies focusing on community gardens, farmers markets, neighborhood trails and parks, early child care centers, after school care programs, and small grocery, delis and restaurants.
We hope you enjoy viewing the video below that shows one of our Creating Healthy Places in Suffolk County community gardens. Congratulations to the garden leaders of the River and Roots community garden for their successful year in the beautiful and bountiful garden on Main Street, Riverhead and for being named people of the year by the Times News Review. Click here to read that article.
"The Town of Riverhead welcomes you to the River and Roots Community Garden
Take a vision, add collaborations, plant the seeds, watch it grow, enjoy its beauty, reap the harvest, promote a healthy community. "
We welcome your emails to learn more about Creating Healthy Places in Suffolk County.
Visit our site again and stay connected to our community projects. Come back in February 2012, take our community survey and we will mail to you a free pedometer for your comments.
Project Coordinator, Creating Healthy Places in Suffolk County
Family Health and Wellness Program Area
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County
631 727 7850 x 385